Murphy's Law

Tom Murphy

Just do the truth…

The Sacremento Business Journal has a detailed piece on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to refer the Nike case back to Californian courts. Effectively the case centers around whether PR content comes under free speech or commercial speech. If the Californian courts find it is the latter then PR content (press releases etc.) is therefore subject to the same regulation as advertising etc.  Although this law is unique to California, it will affect any firm operating in California – read everyone.

The Portland Business Journal has a firm rebuttal from the PRSA.

I think the quote from Paul Vetter, president of the local PRSA chapter (see below) is a little over the top.

“Vetter sees a chilling effect from the decision, with companies cutting back their public communications to reduce their chances of ending up in court.

Written by Tom Murphy

July 18, 2003 at 9:20 am

Posted in General

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